Ted Shapiro > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Brexit & EU


With over 25 years’ experience, Ted is recognised as a leading expert in international and European copyright law. His encyclopaedic knowledge of all things copyright and the content sectors as well as his commercial insights and deep understanding of the EU institutions, make him the go to adviser for industry organisations and companies navigating the complex legislative and regulatory environment at the international, EU and Member State levels.

Ted, who is Head of the Brussels office, joined Wiggin in January 2013 from the Motion Picture Association in Brussels, where he was the General Counsel for Europe. He is known for assisting clients on issues related to policy, litigation, compliance and commercial transactions.

Ted is admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, the Brussels Bar and is a solicitor in England and Wales.


Following the recent overhaul by the Department for International Trade of the Expert Trade Advisory Group structure and the creation of The Trade Advisory Groups, Ted was invited to join the Cultural Industries TAG. He has also been appointed as a member of The Law Society’s EU Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Intellectual property

The EU and Belgian IP office at Wiggin LLP works with multiple blue-chip multinationals on patent and trademark litigation, portfolio management, and trade secrets cases and is praised by clients for its abilities to find ‘ingenious solutions‘ to a host of problems. Online protection and enforcement is a further key workflow for the practice. Ted Shapiro is noted for his wide knowledge of international and European copyright law. Carina Gommers focuses on trademark portfolio mandates and customs counterfeit seizures. Trademark and design specialist Eva De Pauw is also recommended for her capabilities in cross-border patent litigation and unfair competition cases.